Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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So it seems that I have repeated my experience back in Paris in 2015. I had a case of food poisoning which added a weird and painful aspect to my trip back then. And it seems that a similar thing (if not the same) happened to me during the conclusion...

After spending three nights in Ninh Bình, we boarded a rickety bus to head to Mai Châu. This is a rural area in northern Vietnam, and is known for its Thai population. It's perfect for a night or two if you want to get away from it all. More...

Tegel's Lost Love

on May 13, 2019 in: rants

Once upon a time, I used to love Tegel Airport. It was the little airport that could. You know, it's the airport that could take you from the jetbridge to the taxicab in just a few metres. Given its hexagonal design, walking distances are quite s...

The last thing we saw in the Ninh Bình area was the Bái Đính Temple. This was a massive site: there's even shuttle buses within the site that would ferry visitors from the parking area to the entrance of the temple. And even within the temple...

Ah, this was one fantastic book. It was gripping and left me by the edge of my seat all the way until the end. See, with Pynchon's books, I either love it or hate it. I loved V. and Mason & Dixon, but hated Gravity's Rainbow and Inherent Vice...

Perhaps the highlight of our stay in Ninh Bình was our visit to the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex. This area is actually included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as both a cultural and natural site. This is an area that is visited b...

This is a book that I enjoyed and at the same time I hated. And depending on current topic, I would seesaw back and forth between these two extremes. See, as a second-language-learner of German, this book actually opened quite a bit of new vocabulary...